Forum brings people power to Enniskerry
THE NEWLY constituted Enniskerry Forum met with the Bray Electoral Area Committee of Wicklow County Council last week.
The meeting chaired by Councillor John Ryan raised three main issues: to ensure the protection of the village features; for Enniskerry to receive special status for tourism and heritage and for the maintenance and protection of its natural environment.
The Forum represents the views of 16 community groups including Enniskerry GAA, Tennis and Soccer Clubs, Enniskerry Traders and Tidy Towns, Knocksink Woods, and residents associations from Eagle Valley, Enniskerry Demesne, Church Hill, Glenview, Millfield, Monastery, and Kilgarron and Enniskerry Traffic Action Group and Joint Parishes Committee.
‘Consultation is the key and with the establishment of the Enniskerry Forum I hope that this will keep the people of Enniskerry a part of the decision making process for their vil- lage. The forum will give the people of the village one voice and hopefully as a united front they will see changes for the better,’ commented Cllr Ryan
According to Forum members Kieran Conlon, Jackie Cronin and Pat Nolan, lack of communication from Wicklow County Council has caused many problems that could have been avoided, but rather than complain they have decided to take positive action.
At the meeting the Forum also called for traffic calming measures to be implemented in consultation with the community.
In regard to the recent works carried out in the village they appealed to Engineer Eoin Heslin to reinstate the granite stonework that was removed and to create a list of protected structures such as the clock tower and the forge, and ensure they are well maintained.
The Engineer agreed to meet with the Forum committee, walk the village and agree a plan of action.